SPURIOUS CORRELATION

the situation where variables are correlated through their common relationship with one or more other variables but not through a causal mechanism. Have a look on third-variable problem.

SPURIOUS CORRELATION: "Spurious correlation deals with the relationship of variables."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SPURIOUS CORRELATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/spurious-correlation/ (accessed November 29, 2020).
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